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Water restrictions

The following water restrictions will be enforced in the Central Highlands with regards to watering of private lawns and gardens. These restrictions are implemented under the Drought Management Plan of 2009. (Note: Triggers and restriction levels are on pages 54-61).

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  • Anakie, Blackwater, Bluff, Comet, Duaringa, Dingo, Emerald, Rubyvale, Sapphire and Springsure – Level 0
    • No sprinklers on Mondays
    • Odd-numbered houses – Sprinklers allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, between the hours of 5.00am – 9.00am and 7.00pm – 11.00pm only
    • Even-numbered houses – Sprinklers allowed Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, between the hours of 5.00am – 9.00am and 7.00pm – 11.00pm only
    • Attended hand held hoses permitted at any time
  • Tieri – Level 0
    • No sprinklers on Mondays
    • West of Malvern Avenue – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between the hours of 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm.
    • East of Malvern Avenue – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between the hours of 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm.
    • Attended hand-held hoses permitted at any time.
  • Rolleston – Level 0
    • No sprinklers on Mondays
    • West of Warrijo Street – Sprinklers allowed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm only.
    • East of Warrijo Street – Sprinklers allowed Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm only
    • Attended hand-held hoses permitted at any time.
  • Capella - Level 1

    Updated 22 June 2018. The level in the dams that supply water to Capella reached a suitable level to trigger a relaxation in water restrictions to Level 1 in March 2018. The water usage was monitored for 3 months to ensure that a move to Level 1 was sustainable and this was approved in June 2018. The guide for level 1 water restrictions is:

    • Sprinklers can be used between 6.00 am to 8.00 am and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm on alternate days.
    • Hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.
    • Micro-spray and drip systems fitted with timers may only be used between 7.00 pm and 8.00 am
      • On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered houses.
      • On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even-numbered houses.

    Lawn areas

    Sprinklers, micro spray and drip systems can be used between 6.00 am to 8.00 am and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm on alternate days.

    Hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.

    These restrictions will remain in place until the dams return to 70 percent combined capacity.

The Queensland Government has some tips for using water wisely.

 

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